What is Communication?
The Communication major is good for creative people with strong writing skills. Communications is a broad field that includes the study of public speaking and rhetoric, communication at a personal level and the mass media such as film, television, and the Internet.
What type of career can I look forward to with a Communications degree?
Journalism, advertising, public relations and broadcasting are common careers for Communication majors. Students can seek employment opportunities at newspapers, agencies, non-profit entities and more. Creativity and communication skills also are assets in almost any career.
What makes Walsh's Communications program unique?
The Communication curriculum at Walsh is a pre-professional program that works to prepare our students to pursue careers in communication professions.
- Theory meets experience. We focus our Communications program on helping our students apply the skills and theories from their coursework to real-world situations, like internships and service-learning projects.
- Responsible best practices. As part of the Walsh University mission, we place a great deal of focus on the ethical practice of communication.
Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?
Our program includes a core set of classes that introduce students to communication as a field and a number of elective courses where students can pursue their individual career and academic interests. Communication is a relatively small major in terms of the number of credits; many of our students double major or pursue minors.
What experiential learning or internship opportunities are available with a communication major?
We encourage all our students to obtain a professional internship as part of their elective credits. In addition, our department sponsors the school newspaper and radio station, which give students co-curricular opportunities in journalism and broadcasting.
Who can I contact for more information?
Dr. Mark Rogers, Chair, Division of Humanities